Location type


Names and dates

Brechin (1848-1952)
Brechin (1993-)

Opened on the Aberdeen Railway.

Opened on the Brechin and Edzell District Railway.

Open on the Caledonian Railway [Preserved].

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.



This station is a terminus. This station was the terminus of the Brechin branch of the Aberdeen Railway. A small goods yard was provided to the south. A signal box opened in 1880.


It was expanded with the opening of the Forfar and Brechin Railway and the [[Brechin and Edzell District Railway] in the 1890s. The station originally had an all-over roof which was replaced with glazed canopies when the station building was extended round the buffer end of the platform. Brechin Goods was extended east and Brechin Shed [2nd] opened.

A new box opened in 1895 controlling a short section of conventional double track north to Brechin North Junction.

In 1934 Brechin North Junction box closed and the branches to Forfar [2nd] and Edzell now ran as two single track lines as far as Brechin. The box was resignalled.


Edzell closed to passengers in 1931 (with a short revival in 1939). The secondary route to Forfar [2nd] closed in 1952.
The station closed to passengers in 1952. The Forfar [2nd] route as far as Careston closed in 1958. Brechin box closed in 1962. Edzell closed altogether in 1964. Brechin survived as a goods service continued until 1981.


It is now the terminus of the Caledonian Railway (Preserved line), re-opening in 1993. Caledonian Railway

Sadly the glass from the canopies is removed.


Terminus Station Preserved

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


  /02/1848Aberdeen Railway
Brechin to Bridge of Dun opened.
  /01/1895Forfar and Brechin Railway
Opened from Brechin to Forfar South Junction with stations at Careston, Tannadice and Justinhaugh.
04/08/1952Forfar and Brechin Railway
Brechin to Forfar South Junction (excluded) closed to passengers.
17/03/1958Forfar and Brechin Railway
Brechin (excluded) to Careston (excluded) closed to freight


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